Vale Paddy Broberg

FAMDA’s esteemed Life Member, musical director, friend and mentor Paddy Broberg passed away 1 October 2020 following a long battle with cancer. Paddy died peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Phillip Island.

Paddy’s funeral will be held on Thursday 8th October at 2.00 p.m. and will be live-streamed. A link to the live-streaming will appear on the Handley & Anderson website prior to the day of the funeral.

Latest News

Following the latest updates from the Australian Government regarding the COVID-19 situation, and with the health and safety of all our casts, crew, production team and patrons in mind, it is with a heavy heart that FAMDA announces that its planned May production of TRISKELION (A Trio of One Act Plays) has been postponed.

The South Gippsland One Act Play Festival planned for August 22 & 23 has been CANCELLED.
The 20th South Gippsland One Act Play Festival will now be held 28 & 29 August 2021.

Committee 2020 – 2021

Play Festival 2019

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS SOUTH GIPPSLAND ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2019

Bruce Crowl Award – Most Outstanding Production
* TheatreBox – Teechers
by John Godber

Runner-up
* Sherbrooke Theatre – Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy
by Garth Wingfield

Most Outstanding Director
* Tanya Ryder-Barnes – Teechers – TheatreBox
Jennifer Bité – Distance – Hartwell Players
Liam Mitchinson – Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy – Sherbrooke Theatre

Most Outstanding Female Lead
* Claire Hanley, Salty Teechers – TheatreBox

Melanie Audrey, Ellen – Distance – Hartwell Players
Michelle Drinnan, Marie – Troubleshooting – Gemco Players
Emma Barber, Mary – Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy – Sherbrooke Theatre

Most Outstanding Male Lead
* Brett Hyland, Mary’s Dates
Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy – Sherbrooke Theatre
Matthew Phillips, Hobby – Teechers – TheatreBox

Most Outstanding Female Support Actor
* Michelle Drinnan, Harper – The Spa – Pop Culture Theatre

Rachel O’Dwyer, Marcia – A Civil Marriage – Moartz
Kate McManus, Gail – Teechers – TheatreBox
Emily Slade, Beth –  Sex Addicts – Here, There & Everywhere Theatre

Most Outstanding Male Support Actor
* Michael Knuckey, Two – The Frosted Glass Coffin – Hartwell Players

John Black, Mr Marigold – – A Civil Marriage – Moartz
Aeron Savige, Verne – Sex Addicts – Here There & Everywhere Theatre

Playwright’s Prize – Most Outstanding New Australian Play
* Phillip A Mayer –
Sex Addicts – Here There & Everywhere Theatre

Most Outstanding Design
* Pop Culture Theatre – The Spa

Dizzy Productions – Hoosierdaddy
Hartwell Players – The Frosted Glass Coffin

Adjudicator’s Award
* Michael Young
for encouragement of comic talent across two shows (Gemco Boy Meets Girl & Pop Culture The Spa)
Tina P of Dizzy Productions – encouragement in her stage presence and characterisation choices

VDL – Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited Award
* Alannah Gibson, Persephone – Pop Culture Theatre – The Spa

YOUNG PLAYERS FESTIVAL AWARDS
Llew Vale Community Bank Young Players Award – Most Outstanding Production
* Koonwarra Village School – The Grimmus

Outstanding Achievement Awards
* Matehya Archibald-Hooton,
for attitude and conviction as LRRH in The Little Good Wolf, Koonwarra Village School

* Evie Sampson, for stage presence as Mr Wolf in The Little Good Wolf, Koonwarra Village School

* Chloe Scott for gestures and movements as Mrs Able in The Washhouse Blues, Phillip Island Village School

* Maeve Sutherland, Emelia Licciardi & Erin Dimitropolous for ensemble acting as the Storytellers in The Grimmus, Koonwarra Village School

* Indigo Aurora for comic talent and interactions as The Champions in The Grimmus, Koonwarra Village School

Adjudicator’s Award
* Fin Stechway for demonstrating great acting potential as Ulrich in The Little Good Wolf, Koonwarra Village School